✨ CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME ✨
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be managed with the correct combination of rest and using your hands differently. A soft comfortable splint like this can greatly help to reduce the numbness/tingling in your fingers; often in the first 6 weeks if you start treatment early. Feel free to chat to me anytime about recovery options👌🏼 🙂
✨ WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY? ✨
Occupational Therapy (OT) is a very broad profession with various specialty areas, a bit similar to how doctors may specialise in different fields. It’s found in many settings – you may have come across an Occupational Therapist (OT) in a hospital, private practice, at work or a corporate environment, or as a home-visiting therapist.
The common philosophy of all OT areas, is that it optimises how you function in day-to-day activity and promotes your quality of life, whether it be cognitive or physical in nature. Occupational Therapists use a variety of treatment techniques and work with individuals of all ages. It’s common for an occupational therapist to consider the social and mental impact of your presenting problem, and throughout your recovery journey.
✨ THUMB ARTHRITIS ✨
Ever wondered what to do with thumb arthritis? A splint like this one can be highly effective in reducing pain and allows you to use your hand for daily activity! Many of my patients find them comfortable, easy to use and long lasting, which is a huge plus for pain and for the pocket. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about managing arthritic pain. 😊
Did you know that jaw clenching can cause headaches and uncomfortable jaw pain? Jaw muscles are located in your low jaw, above your ears and on the outer side of your eyebrows. Try biting down and feeling these areas move. We often clench during times of increased stress and anxiousness, often this occurs while we sleep. Soft tissue therapy & stretches effectively help to manage the pain/tightness of jaw clenching, however take a look at your lifestyle and consider what things may be causing you stress at work, and in personal life.
For chronic sufferers of jaw pain, Shannon Adams @the_art_of_face_ from @academyfaceandbody provides muscle relaxant to help reduce masseter activity (one of the jaw muscles), which greatly complements soft tissue therapy management to provide long lasting results.
✨ TENSION HEADACHES ✨
Tension headaches can be effectively treated with soft tissue therapy by your OT by relaxing the muscles which refer pain behind the eyes, across the forehead, around the ears and across the top or bottom of your skull. Targeted stretches for your neck and upper back greatly help to prevent these occurring regularly, or even at all.
With the weekend finally here this is often the time a lot of us get out the house and are more active, whether it be for sport or recreation, so make sure you're taking care of your body. Do your stretches and have fun 🏃♀️🚴🏊🏄🏌️⛹
All clients are able to directly contact Back 2 Body to make a booking. A GP referral is not required. Health fund rebates are available with Occupational Therapy cover from all major private health insurance funds. 🙂